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Old 12-13-2014, 05:16 PM
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Very strange that the same thing happened to both our units at the same time.
Yes, I thought the same thing. I have not had time to play with mine yet. Since yours worked after moving it. I may open mine and give everything a wiggle/reseat...
Will post back what I find.

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Hi all. I recently picked up a hardly used SC-9540 which is a SC-25 relabelled for sale in Canadian Future Shop stores. I have a quaestion regarding updates. When I view the firmware update history on the Pioneer site for this model it appears that the three updates so far are to improve performance of the Home Media Gallery function, specifically related to Sirius and Rhapsody services both of which are unavailable to me in Canada.

Is there any reason for me to do the updates?
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i dont see the need to download them i saw those too years ago and since i dont use them i ignored the updates
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I wanted to know, I recently purchased a blu ray audio disc which is 24 bit/192khz.
If I try playing this on my ps3 with the sc-25, will it play at that format? or play it at 16bit/44?

Edit: I guess it will play fine by using the DTS and dolby tracks? I got confused with Flac file reading

My next question would be, when streaming flac files using the Home Media Gallery, does it display album art?

I unfortunately cannot check at the moment, everything is boxed up while I finish my basement.

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I wanted to know, I recently purchased a blu ray audio disc which is 24 bit/192khz.
If I try playing this on my ps3 with the sc-25, will it play at that format? or play it at 16bit/44?

Edit: I guess it will play fine by using the DTS and dolby tracks? I got confused with Flac file reading

My next question would be, when streaming flac files using the Home Media Gallery, does it display album art?

I unfortunately cannot check at the moment, everything is boxed up while I finish my basement.
I can't speak for the Flac issue as I don't stream, but your disc will play at 24/192 as long as it's selected in the PS3's audio setup menu. I haven't played any audio-only Blu-ray discs in my PS3, as I mainly use it for Netflix/Hulu/YouTube streaming, but I have an Oppo BDP-93 for disc playback, and a recently-purchased 2L Blu-ray (Magnificat) played at 24/192 through my SC-25, over HDMi, of course
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I don't have an SC-25 nor its manual to look at. My SC-27 claims 24-bit capability for some formats but only 16-bit FLAC. There is a note about using HIBITSMP for 24 bits in the SC-25, search your manual. The SC-27 has an SRC, one of the features that set it above the SC-25.
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I don't have an SC-25 nor its manual to look at. My SC-27 claims 24-bit capability for some formats but only 16-bit FLAC. There is a note about using HIBITSMP for 24 bits in the SC-25, search your manual. The SC-27 has an SRC, one of the features that set it above the SC-25.

I will check that out, as far as I have seen in the manual, 16 bit is the max for flac
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Yah, that is what it looks like to me. In the real world I really doubt it matters...

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I may be missing something that is in the manual, but can the SC25 take a 2 channel stereo blu-ray signal through hdmi and create a artificial surround sound field?
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The SC-27 can and I think the sound processing is the same in the '25. There are a number of modes you can play with.

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The SC-27 can and I think the sound processing is the same in the '25. There are a number of modes you can play with.
How do I access these modes?
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Read the manual? Or cycle through them on the remote...

[Edit] You are asking about a stereo bluray movie, I had CDs in mind, sorry read too fast. I do not know if the enhanced effects modes work on stereo movies, would have to find a stereo movie and try on my SC-27. In any event, try some of the surround modes (get it out of "auto" and just cycle through them) to see if they work for you.

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How do I access these modes?
Hit the "Standard" button on the remote to cycle through the Dolby and DTS surround modes. They work on pretty much any stereo signal. Music, movies, whatever.

Us the "Advanced Surround" button to cycle through Pioneers own surround modes like Game, Action, Drama, etc.
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[QUOTE=DonH50;35339450]Read the manual? Or cycle through them on the remote...

Yea, why didn't I think of that. If you can find i clearly in the manual, then you've got better eyes than moi
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I didn't have my manual with me at work. Chapter 6 of the SC-27 manual, beginning on page 61, focuses on "Listening to your system" and covers the various sound modes. Advanced Surround is on page 64. I do not have an SC-25 but the front of my manual says it is for the SC-25 and SC-27.

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I didn't have my manual with me at work. Chapter 6 of the SC-27 manual, beginning on page 61, focuses on "Listening to your system" and covers the various sound modes. Advanced Surround is on page 64. I do not have an SC-25 but the front of my manual says it is for the SC-25 and SC-27.

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The manual is the same for both. I had an SC-27 a couple of years ago and have an SC-25 now. Not a lot of difference between the two. The 27 has higher quality binding posts. Both weight about the same. I usually use DTS Neo:6 for surround sound from stereo programs.

Here's the product sheet for the 27 if anyone's interested. Items in bold are upgrades over the 25. They're both very nice avr's and my SC-25 goes very well with my BDP-05 bluray player and dv58avi universal dvd player. Also have a 301 disc Elite cd changer. Makes for a nice and easy to use system.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/ep...iles/SC-27.pdf
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